Creating and Marketing.
I enjoy the process of writing as much as I have ever loved drawing and painting. Both activities have this in common; they are introverted tasks. I am an introvert!
I am a loner when it comes to expressing my creativity, and yes, I enjoy sharing my process, but I have great difficulty promoting my work.
When I need to promote to market, I get nervous and self-conscious and go into it dragging my feet. It’s not that I don’t want to make sales or have my work noticed; of course, that’s not the issue.
I’m terrible at making a sales pitch. I guess my reaction comes from decades of working in my studio, and when I had exhibitions, I either stayed away or tried to be as low-key as possible. I quite simply LOVE the process of creating and have a fear of being the centre of attention.
Today, though I am still back off-ish with the whole marketing/promoting thing, I am aware of the importance of embracing the sales pitch.
The truth is, I love it when readers give me feedback. I love knowing my writing has created an emotional impact and that my book(s) sold. So, I want you, dear reader, to pick up a copy of my memoir “Breaking Free: 45 years in the wrong body”, published by Brainspired Publishing. I hope you will look forward to getting your hands on my upcoming thriller and continue following me as I dream up more stories for your entertainment and mine.
When you buy my book, here’s what happens in my world. First, I am grateful for the sale, beyond that, I am filled with a sense of having contributed to society. I know that there are virtually thousands upon thousands of books out there, and like mine, waiting for someone to pick up and read. So, when you purchase mine, I am tickled, validated and feel the love.
I will continue to do what I can, even if I am somewhat uncomfortable with the whole marketing thing, to keep you updated on my book(s), where you can get your copy and let you know what I’m planning as I move forward in my writing career. Finally, I want you to know that I love that you took the time to read my memoir and will be ecstatic when I read your reviews.